Why is the circular economy good for businesses?

Why is the circular economy good for businesses?

On the medium and long-term, adhering to circular economy practices ensures natural and energetic resources perform efficiently; therefore, the industry is primarily responsible for promoting a [...]

The role of affirmative action regarding diversity in institution

The role of affirmative action regarding diversity in institution

Setting forth policies that ensure diversity in access to education, policy, and the job market is the government’s responsibility. Here’s how affirmative action improves inclusion

Your house will produce all the power you need very soon

Your house will produce all the power you need very soon

With low investment, it’s possible to produce almost all energy needed in a household with solar modules. Learn how the solar autonomous energy grid works

Entrepreneur produces natural cosmetics and empowers women

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3D printers can drive economic sustainability

3D printers can drive economic sustainability

Like combustion engines and computers, 3D printers must be the object of a new revolution: circular economy. See how this new technology can change the world

How to decorate your house reusing materials you already have?

How to decorate your house reusing materials you already have?

Decoration projects around the world are using discarded materials to make beautiful rooms; you can also get started with PET bottles, wood and other basic materials

The great indigenous influence in culture

The great indigenous influence in culture

From north to south of the American continent, the culture of millions of native people often comprises the languages, culinary and habits of modern society. See some of the best examples

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The new sustainability must be social, economic and environmental

The new sustainability must be social, economic and environmental

The concept was extended in the 21st century to add welfare and economic growth as environmental concerns

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Forest Economics: how carbon credits work

Forest Economics: how carbon credits work

People other than just environmental and traditional activists got involved with forest economy for a while now. At least since the beginning of this century, it’s a growing market – [...]

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Brazil’s 1st waste-generated energy plant will be in Paraná

Brazil’s 1st waste-generated energy plant will be in Paraná

The state of Paraná will have the first energy plant in Brazil generated from “waste” – that is, a combination of organic waste and sewage sludge. The plant will use biodigestion [...]

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Márcia Rocha: ‘success for trans people improves the creation of opportunities’

Márcia Rocha: ‘success for trans people improves the creation of opportunities’

By the time she graduated at PUC-SP and built a thriving career making business in the real estate market, Márcia Rocha presented herself to the world as a cisgender man married to a woman. [...]

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What is the apartment-friendly wind turbine like?

What is the apartment-friendly wind turbine like?

The invention looks like a 25 centimeter (9,8 inches) in diameter ball and it has some spots on its surface to better use the winds coming in different directions. The project received the Dyson [...]

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Planet to be bluer as Earth warms

Planet to be bluer as Earth warms

Global warming may cause another change on the Earth’s features: the blue planet may become bluer due to a rise in global temperature in the next decades. That’s what a study recently published [...]

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Are you ready for a future with printed cars and bamboo houses?

Are you ready for a future with printed cars and bamboo houses?

The periodic table contains 118 chemical elements that comprise everything that we, human beings, have seen or touched. However, only four are present in living body molecules: Hydrogen (H), [...]

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Step by step: how to prepare your waste for recycling?

Step by step: how to prepare your waste for recycling?

Accurate and efficient selective collection is the first step towards a balanced recycling chain. In this video, produced with the technical support of Julia Luchesi, environmental manager for [...]

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Why is a diversified and green energy matrix so important?

Why is a diversified and green energy matrix so important?

According to the UN, climate changes are the greatest threat to human life on Earth, and their main cause is the burning of fossil fuels. Diversifying the energy matrix avoids gas emission and [...]

Research: children connected to nature grow up mentally healthier

Research: children connected to nature grow up mentally healthier

Research developed by Aarhus University (Denmark) and published in the scientific journal PNAS says that there’s a direct relationship between being around nature and good mental health. The [...]

Márcia Rocha: ‘success for trans people improves the creation of opportunities’

Márcia Rocha: ‘success for trans people improves the creation of opportunities’

By the time she graduated at PUC-SP and built a thriving career making business in the real estate market, Márcia Rocha presented herself to the world as a cisgender man married to a woman. [...]

Reforestation project brings rain back to dry region in Asia

Reforestation project brings rain back to dry region in Asia

In less than five years, a reforestation project transformed the arid region of Kulen mountain, in Cambodia. The UN Environment program, a partnership with the local government, sowed 100 [...]

Forest Economics: how carbon credits work

Forest Economics: how carbon credits work

People other than just environmental and traditional activists got involved with forest economy for a while now. At least since the beginning of this century, it’s a growing market – [...]

Brazil’s 1st waste-generated energy plant will be in Paraná

Brazil’s 1st waste-generated energy plant will be in Paraná

The state of Paraná will have the first energy plant in Brazil generated from “waste” – that is, a combination of organic waste and sewage sludge. The plant will use biodigestion [...]

Is water desalination the best answer to the water crisis?

Is water desalination the best answer to the water crisis?

Global water crisis is a reality and forecasts are far from hopeful: the UN says that “by 2030, the planet will experience a 40% deficit in water, unless the management of such precious resource [...]

Stem cell treatment achieves HIV cure for the second time

Stem cell treatment achieves HIV cure for the second time

For the second time, an HIV patient got rid of the virus. A stem cell transplant removed the virus from the human body in a stable manner 12 years after the first successful application. The [...]

Bioengineers create organs and marrow with 3D printers; see how

Bioengineers create organs and marrow with 3D printers; see how

Making tailored organs and tissues for patients whose malaises need transplants seems a distant reality, but this technology may be close to becoming possible. A significant step in this sense [...]

Davi Bomtempo: “circular economy will affect business worldwide”

Davi Bomtempo: “circular economy will affect business worldwide”

In Brazil, the weight of the industry in the GDP (2017) was 11.8%.  This sector bears around 22% of the Brazilian workforce. Considering how crucial the industry is for the development of the [...]

Planet to be bluer as Earth warms

Planet to be bluer as Earth warms

Global warming may cause another change on the Earth’s features: the blue planet may become bluer due to a rise in global temperature in the next decades. That’s what a study recently published [...]

Solar panels at USP save BRL 305 thousand a year

Solar panels at USP save BRL 305 thousand a year

For the first time, the University of São Paulo (USP) has 1% of its energy demand served by a photovoltaic panel system installed in the Cidade Universitária (University City) campus, in the city [...]

Are you ready for a future with printed cars and bamboo houses?

Are you ready for a future with printed cars and bamboo houses?

The periodic table contains 118 chemical elements that comprise everything that we, human beings, have seen or touched. However, only four are present in living body molecules: Hydrogen (H), [...]